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(Cardinal) Avery Dulles, RIP
Commonweal ^ | 12/12/2008 | David Gibson

Posted on 12/12/2008 7:51:03 AM PST by Pyro7480

Word has come down that Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, one of the great figures of the Catholic Church, certainly in the United States, died this morning in the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham. He was 90, and his generally good health had begun to fail of late....

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: averydulles; cardinal; catholic; dulles; fordham; jesuit
Pope Benedict XVI made a special side trip during his April visit to the US to greet Dulles, whose health had begun to fail largely due to the effects of childhood polio.


1 posted on 12/12/2008 7:51:03 AM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

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2 posted on 12/12/2008 7:51:52 AM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

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3 posted on 12/12/2008 7:53:14 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Pyro7480

May you rest in peace, Cardinal, thank you so much for your service to the Church!

Prayers are up.


4 posted on 12/12/2008 7:56:35 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Pyro7480

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.


5 posted on 12/12/2008 7:57:27 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary - recess appointment))
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To: Pyro7480

May he rest in peace.


6 posted on 12/12/2008 8:00:00 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pyro7480
largely due to the effects of childhood polio

Not extremely old age?

God bless Cdl. Dulles. I'll miss his articles in "First Things"; I often had to get out the dictionary!

7 posted on 12/12/2008 8:09:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (If I can't go to Heaven right now, can I just go to Missouri?)
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To: Pyro7480

RIP Cardinal Dullies.


8 posted on 12/12/2008 8:14:53 AM PST by Biggirl (Blessed Merry Christmas!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Pyro7480

A great thinker. I will miss him. May God speed him to Himself.


9 posted on 12/12/2008 8:16:12 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Pyro7480

May the saints rise up to greet him; may the angels escort him to Paradise


10 posted on 12/12/2008 8:30:02 AM PST by Running On Empty ((The three sorriest words:"It's too late"))
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To: Pyro7480
Wow! What a man Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ was, and what a family he came from...
From his official bio..
Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Avery Dulles entered the Jesuit Order, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1956. After a year in Germany, he studied at the Gregorian University in Rome, and was awarded the doctorate in Sacred Theology in 1960. He was created a Cardinal of the Catholic Church in Rome on February 21, 2001 by Pope John Paul II, the first American-born theologian who is not a bishop to receive this honor.

Father: John Foster Dulles
(February 25, 1888 – May 24, 1959) served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive stance against communism around the world. He advocated support of the French in their war against the Viet Minh in Indochina and it is widely believed that he refused to shake the hand of Zhou Enlai at the Geneva Conference in 1954. He also played a great part in the CIA operations to overthrow the democratic Mossadegh government of Iran in 1953 (Operation Ajax) and the democratic Arbenz government of Guatemala in 1954 (Operation PBSUCCESS).

~~snip~~ Both his grandfather John W. Foster and his uncle Robert Lansing served as Secretary of State. He was also the older brother of Allen Welsh Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence under Eisenhower. On June 26, 1912, he married Janet Avery, with whom he had two sons and a daughter. One of their sons, Avery Dulles, converted to Catholicism, entered the Jesuit order and became the first American priest to be directly appointed Cardinal.

It seems the Cardinal could have served the people in many ways, he choose the Priesthood. Wahatta guy!

(No offense but I can't find anything about him having Polio as a child? Plus he was in the US Navy during WWII.)

11 posted on 12/12/2008 8:30:55 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Pyro7480; NYer
Two great minds. Requiescat in pace.

NYer, didn't you post a thread about that meeting at the seminary during the Pope's visit to the U.S.?

12 posted on 12/12/2008 8:52:38 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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May he truly rest in peace! Thank you for posting the thread and that beautiful photo of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the Cardinal during his visit to the US.


13 posted on 12/12/2008 9:22:23 AM PST by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: Pyro7480

He was a great man.


14 posted on 12/12/2008 9:42:03 AM PST by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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To: Pyro7480

Dulles wrote the definitive books on the Second Vatican Council, and he did it in clear and lucid prose. He’ll be missed.


15 posted on 12/12/2008 11:47:37 AM PST by Publius
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To: Salvation

Rest in Peace

Avery Cardinal Dulles †


16 posted on 12/12/2008 12:14:32 PM PST by Norman Bates (Steele for RNC)
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To: Pyro7480
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.
Anima eius, et animæ omnium fidelium defunctorum, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

He was America's leading Catholic theologian for several decades. I have no idea who would even be on the list of contenders for that title now.
17 posted on 12/12/2008 2:12:31 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: Pyro7480

Very sad. But thanks be to God for this man’s very productive life.


18 posted on 12/12/2008 4:03:54 PM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: Pyro7480
Vultus Christi

Avery Cardinal Dulles (1918-2008)

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Cardinal Dulles died this morning, on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The following lines written in 1946, and already marked by profound humility and wisdom, are taken from the Cardinal's account of his conversion to the Catholic faith, "A Testimonial to Grace."

Humble Love and Confidence

Brethren outside the Church, do not be scandalized by the frailty and ineptitude of Catholics. Our human faults, the whole burden of fallen nature, remain with us as much as with you. Your conduct is often more praiseworthy than ours. The sufficiency of which we seem to boast so much lies not in ourselves, but in Christ. There is no sin so hideous that He refuses to pay the debt for it, provided that we go to Him with sorrow, humble love, and confidence.

Sin Conspicuous and Hidden

The acquisition of virtuous tendencies is a slow and difficult process, in which many of us will never greatly succeed. By the power of our own will we can to some extent avoid the more conspicuous acts of sin. But the evil, thus repressed, continues to live underground, and, unless grace be present, will exhibit itself in other ways such as the stiff-necked complacency of the Pharisees. The world will never condemn secret pride as bitterly as it condemns the shameful sins. But Christ condemned it more severely because it is more incompatible with love.

The Crowning Virtue of Simplicity

True progress can be made through love alone. By forgetting ourselves and living entirely for the glory of Almighty God we can unite ourselves efficaciously with Jesus Christ, Who offered His Sacred Humanity to the Father without stint or hesitation. When one lives completely in the presence of God and for His sake, commendable actions become easier and more fruitful. The saints are able to conform their actions fully with their faith, exercising the necessary tact and delicacy, because they possess the crowning virtue of simplicity. Their whole body is filled with light because their eye is single. They have acquired the spirit of prayer.

Spiritual Childhood: To Cast All Our Care on Him

To advance in the life of grace is to become more childlike, more conscious of one's own littleness and ineffectiveness and of the bigness and strength of God. Gradually, and after many falls, we learn how to cast all our care on Him Who has a fatherly care for us, to trust Him completely because He is all-wise, all-loving, and all-powerful. As one loses oneself in Him one learns what it is to wrestle against principalities and powers. At the same time, however, one learns the meaning of that peace which was the parting gift of Christ to His children in the world.

A Struggle Not Without Rich Rewards

Through a gradual growth in humble Christian hope and faith and love one rises on the ladder of perfection. The ascent is difficult because the spiritual life is a continual struggle. The field to be subdued is as broad as the eye can see, and as one rises the horizons widen. Yet the struggle is not without rich rewards, even at the bottom rungs of the ladder.

19 posted on 12/12/2008 6:55:06 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Pyro7480

RIP.


20 posted on 12/12/2008 9:21:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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Cardinal Dulles had an illustrious political pedigree, and could’ve, had he chosen to, followed in his ancestors footsteps, perhaps serving as Secretary of State as his father did under Eisenhower. He surprised (and shocked) his WASP family when he converted to Catholicism and decided to take up religious service instead as a permanent calling.


21 posted on 12/12/2008 9:28:27 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Pyro7480

May Cardinal Dulles pray for us and our nation from above.

Rest in Peace.


22 posted on 12/13/2008 1:09:23 AM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That must have been an awkward Thanksgiving.


23 posted on 12/13/2008 2:42:38 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks for pinging this Fordham Alum. Cardinal Dulles was great, but I’d like to make a shout out to Father Joe Koterski, who is still very much with us at Rose Hill.


24 posted on 12/13/2008 4:20:15 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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25 posted on 12/13/2008 4:23:58 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: Pyro7480

He was a great man. One of the few good Jesuits left in the order. He was writing groundbreaking theological essays right up until the last. Many of them can be found published in First Things, where they are available on-line.

Basically he was made a cardinal because of his theological brilliance and his loyalty to the Church and to orthodoxy. A great defender of the Faith.


26 posted on 12/13/2008 5:00:15 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Pyro7480

Avery Dulles was a hero to many of us in Catholic schools in the 50s and 60s. His family origins, his service to his country, and his conversion to Catholicism made him a hero to the great Sisters Of Charity who taught me, and their enthusiasm made Cardinal Dulles a man in whom I would always hold an interest and have admiration for.

May perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in Peace.


27 posted on 12/13/2008 5:16:01 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Condor51

My wife an I were both students at Fordham, and although we never had Avery Dulles as a prof, we did have the opportunity to hear his sermons at Mass. As one might expect, he was a homilist of the very highest order, and a model of humility as well.

Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, in the mercy of God, rest in peace.


28 posted on 12/14/2008 5:59:30 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: AliVeritas

Ping


29 posted on 12/15/2008 5:26:00 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Pyro7480

funeral info:

http://www.americamagazine.org/blog/entry.cfm?blog_id=2&id=2E8CB128-1438-5036-4F9B81E852EB9F2A


30 posted on 12/15/2008 5:37:14 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Pyro7480

Cardinal Dulles, Roman Catholic Theologian

Snip:

After [Dulles’] consecration as a cardinal in Rome on February 21, 2001, the Gregorian University hosted a meal in his honor. Over the rattle of after-dinner coffee cups, various high-ranking ecclesial figures rose to praise Dulles’s life and work. The most revealing moment, however, may have come when, unexpectedly, one of his Dulles cousins stepped to the podium.

An aristocrat of that strange, old American variety — tall and puritanically thin, well but primly dressed, a daughter of stern Protestant New England — she explained that she had overheard as a child the outraged family discussions of the young Avery’s conversion. Uncle Allen, Aunt Eleanor, John Foster, all the senior family members gathered around to complain that the best and brightest of the family’s next generation seemed determined to throw his promising life away. “And, of course, they were right,” she said. “He did throw that life away. He threw it away for God.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5332887.ece


31 posted on 12/15/2008 6:33:19 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray)
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FYI, I brought over the links from the fan club, in case any of you didn’t attend the McGinleys or the Merton Lecture, some history or his writings.

http://www.ratzingerfanclub.com/Dulles/dulles_online.html#video


32 posted on 12/15/2008 6:53:01 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray)
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